Devonshire Custom Home Builders is a local St. Petersburg and South Tampa builder. They focus on using local craftsmen to produce a high level of detail.
This particular home in St. Pete struck me as special because of the way they punctuated the modern home with a bright blue color, reminiscent of the local gulf, and still managed to keep it elegant.
And even though I love the chandelier over the stairs (is that Chihuly?), my favorite room is the bathroom: the winding tile/river rock patterns that dip down to a statement standing tub with clean lines that’s nestled under a window overlooking the water.
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The Angophora House was designed by Richard Cole Architecture, and it located on the lower North Shore of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
I love the lines of this house: the curves, the expansive windows. And the contrast between the white and the wood and the concrete.
But, honestly, my favorite spot is the bathroom, with the rustic rock wall curved over the sleek, modern tub.
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This amazing structure, designed by Juri Troy Architects and located in Austria, is a sleek melding of modern architecture and immersion in nature.
From the outside, the birch logs provide a stark contrast to the walls. Inside, you’re given the impression of being in the center of a forest.
See more at ArchDaily.
The Roof & Mushrooms Pavilion at Kyoto University of Art and Design was designed by Ryue Nishizawa and Nendo to be an organic pavilion that mimics the natural environment around it.
The pavilion itself functions not only as a roof to a pathway down the mountainside, but also as a wall, and it is meant to reproduce the feeling of walking through a dense forest.
It is surrounded by metal stools that were designed to mirror the shape and random patterns in which the local wild mushrooms grow.
It’s an amazing, fluid design, but I have to admit, I can’t look at it without wondering what it would feel like to skateboard down the length of it.
Find out more at ArchDaily.
The Belgian artist Filip Dujardin specializes in something he calls “imaginary architecture.”
It’s fascinating: he takes an image that would otherwise be nondescript and something at which we might not otherwise take a second glance, and he changes it into something spectacular and unique and fantastical.
His artwork is fun to look at.
It gives you something to ponder.
And as a prior student of architecture, it sparks fire within my imagination.
To see more of Dujardin’s artwork, check out the Highlight Gallery.
The design for a tri-sphere biodome in downtown Seattle has been approved.
Designed by NBBJ, the bubble-shaped structure will serve as the downtown headquarters for the Amazon, featuring 3.3 million-square-feet of office and retail space.
There will be plenty of area for working, meeting, dining, and lounging. They’re even planning to add a dog park in the future.
I’m pretty excited about this building. It’s organic shape flows refreshingly between Amazon’s three high-rise towers, a glass cluster of social interaction.
All photo copyright of NBBJ.
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This strange sculpture came from the minds of why design, an architectural company based out of Los Angeles, New York, and Louisville.
They like to find new perspectives and create delightful outcomes. And they’ve certainly accomplished that with their Great Meadows Folly.
This structure takes into account people, water, wind, and birds as its strange bubble-shaped pathways trace themselves through what would otherwise be a hefty monolith.
Check out more of their creativity at whydesign.